Top 10: Projected Xbox 360 Games of 2012 and So Far

Thought I had been neglecting the Video Game genre lately. I will probably do a list for the other consoles as well. But for now here is my theory of how the best Xbox 360 games will rank come the end of 2012, or the end of the world if Mayans are right.

10. Hitman: Absolution

9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Patriots

8. Street Fighter x Tekken

7. Borderlands 2

6. Max Payne 3

5. Assassin’s Creed 3

4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

3. Resident Evil 6

2. Mass Effect 3

1. Halo 4

No original games here, something to notice. 9 sequels, 1 spinoff fighter. That’s generally how the Video Game industry operates though, these games have the budget and production companies backing them and we keep buying because they are awesome. Supply and Demand.

Halo 4 takes the cake here easily.Being a part of a revolutionary video game franchise and stealing just the right things from Call of Duty. Hey, Call of Duty stole from it first so it’s okay.

Game critics loved Mass Effect 3, but the fan outlash of the atrocious plothole infested ending will cripple it a little.

Resident Evil 6 could go between being absolutely amazing like Resident Evil 4 or being just great like Resident Evil 5, however the demonstration at e3 was subpar.

Black Ops 2 could be like the first Black Ops, great and still addicting as ever, but no Modern Warfare. It could easily adapt the amazement of Modern Warfare and update itself in just the right areas.

Assassin’s Creed 3 is in a hit franchise but hit or miss. Max Payne 3 we already know was great but not perfect score great. And the rest are all literally hit or misses, what puts them there is the simple fact that their predecessors did good to great.

To be honest it is a mild year for really great games, with 2013 pushbacks for the new Grand Theft Auto 5, Bioshock: Infinite, Tomb Raider. With all that 2013 is the real year to look out for, not to mention the possible projected release of new consoles.

To give you an idea where Xbox 360 games stand currently, here’s another top 10 list of that:

10. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

9. Grand Slam Tennis 2

8. SSX

7. Lego Batman 2

6. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

5. UFC Undisputed 3

4. Madden NFL 13

3. Street Fighter x Tekken

2. Max Payne 3

1. Mass Effect 3 

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